Incumbent for Barnston and Pensby

Evangelical Ministry on the Wirral

We are seeking a mission-minded incumbent for this parish of evangelical tradition on the Wirral. This is a thriving parish with a population of 16,000 and an electoral roll of over 300. There are two churches: Christ Church Barnston, in the more rural setting of Barnston Village, and St Michael’s Pensby in a more heavily-populated suburban location.

We are looking for a new incumbent who will be:

  • a teacher: trusting in and enthusiastically preaching the authority of scripture in attractive and relevant ways
  • a shepherd: providing and developing pastoral care for all ages and reaching out with care and compassion to those in need of support
  • a spiritual leader: guided by the Holy Spirit, enthusing us to express our faith and stay focused on our mission both locally and internationally
  • an evangelist: leading a new outreach to our community and
  • someone who can identify, nurture and grow gifts in the church family at all levels

There is particular emphasis on equipping the whole people of God in daily discipleship, and a strong desire to reach younger generations in creative ways. The ministry team includes a full-time Associate Minister, several readers, parish administrator, children youth and family worker, discipleship coordinator and pastoral coordinator.

We would welcome applications from both female and male candidates.

Closing date for applications:                          29 June         

Interviews:                                                            12 July


Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss the post with:

The Ven Dr Michael Gilbertson, Archdeacon of Chester

T: 01928 718834 ext 253  M: 07921 040154 E:

Applications should be submitted via this email address

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